Local Celebrations Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Honor Dr. King’s legacy locally with this lineup of events in Cary and Apex. 


Jan. 13-16 


  • Tellebration. This engaging storytelling event for children will feature award-winning storyteller Willa Brigham, who will share inspiring stories for youth. Includes hands-on craft activities for kids. Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. 
  • 2023 MLK Dreamfest Celebration. Don’t miss an evening of entertainment and enlightenment at the Cary Arts Center. Jan. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. 
  • Interfaith Service. Christ the King Lutheran Church welcomes all faiths to come to a celebration in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. on Jan. 15, 3:30-5 p.m. 
  • Charles Ruffin: Prayer Walk For Social Justice, Photography Exhibition. Exhibiting  January 5 – February 4 at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center Gallery, 2nd floor. 

Events & Films at The Cary Theater: 

  • A Night of Comedy with Azeem, the Holistic Healer Through Humor, Jan. 13,  8-10 p.m. 
  • Alice Street: Artists as Activists — Film Screening & Discussion With Director Spencer Wilkinson, Jan. 15, 2-4 p.m. 
  • Let The Little Light Shine — Film Screening and Q&A with Director Kevin Shaw 

Community Service  

Opportunities include a walk to raise awareness for survivors of abuse and addiction, a MLK Winter Accessories Collection for Reedy Creek Middle School, book donations to Read and Feed, and a MLK Day of Service at Good Hope Farm. In some cases, registration is required. Learn more! 

Commemoration Weekend 

Jan. 13-16 


On Friday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m., visit the Support Black Authors & Black Artist Exhibit at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The event will also include a Student Oratorical Contest. 

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Town of Apex will hold its MLK Unity March, Prayer Rally & Youth Summit. Participants will gather at Apex First Baptist Church starting at 8 a.m., and the March will begin at 9 a.m. and end at Apex Town Hall with a brief outdoor program. A Youth Summit will immediately follow at the Apex Senior Center. 

Social Justice Sunday will take place at Apex First Baptist Church on Sunday, January 15, at 11 a.m. There will be a National Day of Service scheduled for Monday, Jan 16, with activities available for all ages and abilities.  


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